Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. New Exhibit Building open in 2021. Large Campus with Indoor and Outdoor Displays!

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We are open from May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm- 5:00pm and Summer Holidays

309-243-9020

$10 Adults, $9 Seniors (65+), $4 kids (3 y/o to 8th grade), under 3 no charge

President Lincoln visits the museum

Enjoy living history at the museum. President Lincoln will be on site sharing his ever evolving perspectives about slavery, emancipation, equality and much more.

Q&A, meet and greet after the presentation.

Civil War attire welcome and encouraged!

Included with admission fee. Free for members.

Sunday, July 31, 2022  1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Vonachen Old Place train cars are now open

The restoration of the the former Vonachen’s Old Place dining cars once located in Junction City is now finished. All train cars are now open to visitors.

New Permanent Displays in 2022

Bricks in motion

A giant LEGO® display situated in the upper gallery of the New Exhibit Building

International Harvester farm tractor models 1:16

Located in the new loft area in the Firehouse

John Deere model farm tractors

Located in the new loft area in the Firehouse

New Temporary Displays in 2022

Camp Ellis

May 1- October 31, 2022

Located in the multimedia room of the New Exhibit Building

Camp Ellis, IL situated near Galesburg, was constructed in a few months during WW II as an Army Service Forces Unit Training Center and prisoner-of-war camp. At its peak, it housed 25,000 troops.

Freedom: A history of US

July 1- October 31, 2022

Located in the multimedia room of the New Exhibit Building

This display is part of a collection of travelling exhibitions curated by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and loaned to Wheels O’ Time Museum by the Dunlap Public Library.

The exhibition documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom in the United States from the country’s founding through 1968.

Upcoming events

Check the upcoming events section for additional and more detailed information. Events are updated regularly.

 

Blacksmithing demonstrations 

Our resident blacksmith is at work every second and fourth Saturday of the month in the Farm Building from 12pm to 4pm.

Next blacksmithing demonstration is Saturday, August 13, 2022

Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?

YOU’VE FOUND THE PLACE!

It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.

3D/Virtual Tour of the museum

Feature prepared September 2021